Blueberry muffin in a mug

Happy new year!

I’m sure many have eating better & healthier in their New Years resolution list.

While I wouldn’t say this muffin  is super healthy but it is delicious and a single serve dessert so you won’t be tempted to have more (unless you make more)

I’m still working out the recipe but  the first try… well second try was great. I ended up putting the first one in to long and it was hard as a rock lol


What I used:

  • 3 tablespoons of Cup4Cup gluten free multipurpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil melted ( you can use butter too)
  • 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of milk or non dairy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Blueberries fresh or frozen

What you do :

  • Coat mug with coconut oil or nonstick cooking spray
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt
  • Add yogurt & milk
  • Stir
  • In the same mug I was using I just melted the coconut oil 1/4 tsp to melt and added it to mixture so the cold milk & yogurt wouldn’t re-solidify it
  • Mix
  • Add blueberries on top or mix in
  • Add to mug

Microwave times vary

I started out with 1 1/2 minutes

Keep your eye on it and check

Add up to another minute of needed

I think mine was good at 2 minutes

Let mug cool or use oven mitts to take out of microwave

Tada you now have a personalized muffin to enjoy anytime in about 5 minutes (prep and cook)

personalized blueberry  muffin

Do you have a favorite easy dessert you make?
I received cup4cup multipurpose flour complimentary for review purposes.

Norm’s Farms jam pack review + recipes

I recently had the opportunity to try Norm’s Farms Jam pack which included :

NormsJamPack

Elderberry Jam
Our Elderberry Jam is made with the whole fruit and no seeds. It is then lightly sweetened with pure cane sugar and a touch of lemon juice. Excellent stirred into plain yogurt or used to sweeten oatmeal. It is also great on fresh home made biscuits.

Blueberry Elderberry Preserves
Norm’s Farms found the tastiest North Carolina grown blueberries to feature in our new line of Preserves. Loaded with lots of whole blueberries and oh-so-good-for-you elderberries, these preserves are the perfect treat. And at only 8 grams of sugar per serving (the same as most fruit spreads), this is a treat you can afford!

Elderberry Ginger Pecan Jam
Our Elderberry Ginger Pecan Jam is loaded with chunks of pecans and candied ginger. Delicious with soft cheeses and crusty bread, this tasty and unique jam is a wonderful way to get your daily serving of elderberry.

You can buy it this pack on their website or on amazon for $16.99. It would be a nice gift for someone or yourself.

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All-natural ingredients
Made with elderberries that are grown on family farms in the USA
High in antioxidants
Benefits of elderberries: lowers cholesterol, improves vision, boosts the immune system, improves heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis

Perfect for mixing in , baking with, & spreading. I enjoyed the flavor in each jam/ preserves.

The first thing I made that I’ve made and shared on my blog before was microwave flaxseed muffins.
1/4 cup flaxmeal
1 egg
cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2-1 teaspoon sugar
Mix in bowl
Drizzle a little oil
Put in microwave for 2 minutes.
( feel free to add raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, vanilla extract) I kept it plain since I was going to spread jam on top. Next time Im going to try add it to the middle or maybe swirl it in the mixture and see how it comes out.
NormsFarmsFlaxseedMuffin
Very tasty!

Shawn saw them and wanted to try so he just spread it on some toast.
NormsFarmsToast

You know those fruit bars you buy at the store? I’m sure you have the ingredients in your home to make them yourself.

norms farms preserves

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
about 3/4 cups of cold unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of water
about 3/4 cups of jam or preserves I used Norm’s Farms Blueberry Elderberry Preserves

preheat oven to 350 degrees

mix dry ingredients, then add butter & water

mix until dough holds together

Dived dough in half, press half of the mixture in pan ( about 8×8) making sure it is even
Spread jam/preserves
What I did for the top was took pieces and flattened in my hand first then placed on top then attached pieces together so I didn’t press to hard down.

Place in oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool, then cut into squares.

Fruit Bars with preserves

How yummy do these look?

Stay tuned because I have a a couple other treats that I will be making with Norm’s Farms jam & preserves.

I received these products complimentary from the company for review purposes. All opinions are my own.